February 21, 2017
In a lot of ways I’m nothing like my mother and in some ways I am A LOT like her. One thing we share is a love for recipes and cooking. She used to have tons and tons of cookbooks, magazines, and clippings of recipes to try. Much like her even with Pinterest I still have all those cookbooks, magazines, clippings and in my case printouts from websites that I would file away to try later. The other day while going thru that old recipe file box I found this recipe I printed in 2009 from of course my trusty Taste of Home. Oh and yes I said 2009! I’ve never tried it so I thought yeah 8 years was long enough. Plus, I had everything on hand and was looking to use up some ground turkey in the fridge.
(adapted from Taste of Home)
16 ounces elbow macaroni
1 pound ground beef ( I used ground turkey)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
(I used Del Monte diced tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chilies)
1 can 8 ounces tomato sauce
1/4 cup taco seasoning
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Light Sour Cream (optional)
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Spray a large pot with a little cooking spray and cook the ground turkey and onion until no longer pink. (If using ground beef you more than likely will need to drain off the excess fat). Stir in tomatoes, soup, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Add your cooked macaroni into the meat mixture and heat thru. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
*I love sour cream on my tacos so I thought I’d add a dollop on top and try it out. It was pretty good.
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